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Gently vs. Subtly

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  • Gently (adverb)

    in a gentle manner

  • Subtly (adverb)

    With subtleness, in a subtle manner; with cleverness rather than brute force.

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  • Gently (adverb)

    In a gentle manner.

  • Subtly (adverb)

    In a subtle manner; slyly; artfully; cunningly.

  • Subtly (adverb)

    Nicely; delicately.

  • Subtly (adverb)

    Deceitfully; delusively.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Gently (adverb)

    in a gradual manner;

    "a gently sloping terrain"

  • Gently (adverb)

    in a gentle manner;

    "he talked gently to the injured animal"

  • Gently (adverb)

    with little weight or force;

    "she kissed him lightly on the forehead"

  • Subtly (adverb)

    in a subtle manner;

    "late nineteenth-century French opera at its most beautiful, subtly romantic with a twilight melancholy"

Princeton's WordNet
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